Turkish military exercise at Syrian border
The Turkish army is carrying out a military training in the area of the border with Syria. Tanks and missile batteries are sent near regions in North Syria, inhabited by Kurds. The Turkish military training in the border area demonstrates power, obviously aimed at Turkish Kurds that are in a contact with Kurd separatists in Turkey, Reuters comments.
Greece tightens control along border with Turkey
Greece will triple the number of its border police officers along the border with Turkey, in order a possible invasion of Syrian immigrants to be prevented, police sources voiced to media. Greece had been considered friendly towards Arabs and was one of the last European countries that closed its embassy in Damask. Athens did that last week due to the deepening of the conflict in Syria. An immigrant flow from Asia and Africa has been penetrating the country for more than 10 years, as West Europe is the main target of the refugees.
Corruption in Greece also “suffers” from financial crisis
The deepening of the crisis in Greece in 2011 resulted in reduction of the number of corruption affairs in the Agency for Construction Control and in hospitals, the Greek newspaper Kathimerini wrote. The number of big corruption affairs in the bureaus for construction control has reduced, since few entrepreneurs are ready to pay a huge bribe for a permission license and then start illegal construction activities. A 2011 report reads that tax services and hospitals continue to top the “corruption” list, followed by construction control and social services.
Two Serbian soldiers killed by NATO bomb
Two Serbian soldiers were killed, while cleaning a terrain in the area of Pancic’s Peak in the Kopaonik mountain range, the RTS state television channel voiced. The soldiers had taken part in the cleaning of the terrain from abandoned bombs from the era of NATO 1999 air strikes. The incident was second over the last couple of months. Two young soldiers died in a similar situation in June, while 7 others were wounded in the area of Pasulski Livadi.
400 WWII grenades discovered by Montenegrin authorities
The Montenegrin police forces and divers discovered on the bottom of the Zeta River near the capital Podgorica, some 400 grenades from the WWII. The research took place after a citizen alarmed the authorities for having found a single grenade. The overall weight of the grenades was about 2 tons, as those were different in size and most of them active. They will all be destroyed after having been taken out of the river.
Serbian PM returned stolen bike to Japanese traveler
Serbian PM Ivica Dacic himself returned the bicycle to lonely Japanese traveler on a journey around the world Ryu Asaj. The bike had been stolen mid-July in Belgrade. “This is a disgrace for Serbia. The man has traveled with this bike across the entire Africa and 11 European countries and lost it in our capital city. On behalf of the citizens of Serbia I express my apologies to Mr. Asaj and wish to him happy journey to Tokyo,” the pm stated at a Belgrade-held ceremony. The traveler answered that his feelings towards the Serbs remained friendly despite the incident and said that his sandals had been stolen in Africa and the camera – in Nicaragua.
Compiled by: Stoimen Pavlov
English version: Zhivko Stanchev